Happiest Place On Earth Handing Out Pink Slips

(Wednesday, September 30, 2020) – The coronavirus pandemic has taken a huge toll on the so-called happiest place on earth.  Disney is announcing that because of the economic impact of COVID-19 it is laying off 28,000 workers at its theme parks in Florida and California.

The cuts impact about 67% of the part-time workers.  Disney’s parks and resorts division has more than 100,000 employees.  In a statement released yesterday the chairman of Disney Josh D’Amaro said “the staffing cuts were necessary because of the prolonged impact of coronavirus on business.  That included limited capacity due to physical distancing requirements and the continued uncertainty regarding the duration of the pandemic.”